In our family we love decorating and crafting! Many birthday and christmas presents are handmade and we have a huge supply of haberdasheries in boxes, glasses and drawers.
So today I want to show you how to make your own tassels. We decorate curtains and lamps with them. My mum even wears one of her handbag!
To make a tassel you need the following:
– wool (different color if desired)
– a piece of cardboard (double the length of your desired tassel)
– piece of cord or cotton ribbon (approx. 1 m)
Incise the card board on the lower right side and the upper left side.
Put the woolen thread in the lower right incision and start wraping it up around the card board.(In case you like a second colour, you can knot together the two threads in upper end of the card board.)
If your tassel has the desired volume, you can put the woolen thread in the upper left incision of the card board.Then remove the card board carefully.
Make a knot in the end of your ribbon band or cord.Place it in the middle of your tassel and tie it up above this knot with a thread of about 30cm. (Make sure you leave the lower end a little bit longer.)
Now cut through the ends on the upper and lower side.
Spread the threads radially around the ribbon band or cord.
Choose a thread in the colour of your choice and cut ca. 40 cm.
Make a loop at the upper side of the tassel and start wrapping around the thread (hold the loop tight in the beginning).
Then put the end of the thread from top to bottom through the loop and pull both ends. You can cut the ends.
Straighten the end of the tassel.
Repeat these staps for a second tassel – and here you go with a handmade and pretty decoration for curtains, lamps, bags or….!
And I am really curious to see some pictures of your tassels!